Four-piece instrumental groups were a rage in the 1960's, local teenage bands, wanting a piece of the action, started to fashion their musical persona after their idols such as The Shadows.
Cliff Richard's most celebrated hit is, of course, The Young Ones. The song was made popular in Kuching in the 60's by Jimmy Kueh, backed up on the lead guitar by Ashari Manis. The popular British pop singer's early records included Schoolboy Crush and Move It. And it was one of his songs Oh Boy that put Cliff and his backing group The Drifters (later The Shadows) in the limelight.